Voted for by your peers, the 2degrees Champions Awards are the ultimate recognition and greatest accolade for those making sustainable business happen through innovation. What better acknowledgment than an award that is voted for by your contemporaries
If you’ve done something amazing in the last year, this is your chance to shout about it and shine. Whether you are a start-up, SME, or FTSE-listed business, the 2degrees Champions Awards are open to all 2degrees members and are a surefire way to boost your profile and get the recognition you deserve.
And it’s not just winning that brings benefits. Just by being shortlisted you will:
Get your staff, customers or suppliers excited about the great work you’ve achieved. From your project being published on 2degrees, to a unique judging process which is entirely based on online votes from peers, to the ceremony itself – the 2degrees Champions Awards are the perfect tool for stakeholder engagement.
Promote your business to new customers through exposure on 2degrees, and various multi-channel marketing campaigns. Past entrants have attracted significant press coverage.
Receive endorsement for your sustainable business credentials and achievements from both your peers and the world’s leading community for sustainable business.
Past entrants have reported a significant increase in business, as well as new partnerships and collaborations, as a direct result of entering the 2degrees Champions Awards.
Rewarding the most effective energy or carbon management projects that have seen payback within a two year period. It could be anything from LED light installations or the use of vehicle-tracking technology, through to the update of energy management software.
This is your chance to shout about the best product, service or technology that is really helping energy and facilities professionals do their job better. It might be something you can smell or touch, or it might be a new piece of software that has made Excel a thing of the past.
We are on the look-out for the very best innovators, pioneers or inventors with the technologies and solutions that are yet to reach full commercialisation. The Sustainable Innovation of the Year award will go to the organization or person that demonstrates true invention – and the power to disrupt, transform or create a brand new product category all of its own.
This category rewards the shiny new developments that have been developed in the last 12 months. Tell us about the innovative use of materials, techniques, technologies and solutions that have contributed to your sustainable building project.
This category rewards the most impressive retrofit and refurbishment projects out there. Tell us about your innovative use of technology and solutions in the built environment and what you have done to create the best-performing buildings on the market.
We want to reward those organizations that have achieved the most impressive long-term strategic savings – whether through unique energy procurement contracts, effective energy or carbon management projects or ambitious energy-saving internal funds or partnerships. Winning projects might include renewable energy system installations, variable speed drive kit-outs, the renewal of refrigeration equipment or entire retrofit projects.
Establishing materiality; engaging key stakeholders; communicating in a way that brings your customers on board; integrating with financial reporting; managing data. It’s clear that sustainability reporting remains a challenge. This category will seek to reward the very best examples of reporting in action.
This award celebrates the marketing and communications campaigns that have really made an impact. Tell us how you got creative, understood your audience, created value by gaining the competitive advantage, generated awareness and grew your reach.
Getting colleagues on your side is a tough ask. This category is open to the very best examples of staff engagement – the projects that have really worked to bridge the gap between team leaders and those on the shop floor, as well as senior management and board level decision makers.
This category will recognise and reward the very best examples of sustainability initiatives that reach out to local communities and positively impact society in unique, exciting and truly engaging ways.
Bringing your suppliers on the journey! This category is designed to reward the great things being done to encourage supply chains to engage in the sustainability journey. It might be an in-depth supply chain-mapping project, or a collaborative initiative to effectively bring your suppliers on board.
Rewarding the very best examples of organizations – from across the value chain – that are driving circular economy principles through new business models, strategies and technologies that are creating wealth in a resource-constrained world.
Winners of this category will have shown that water risk forms a core part of their overall strategy. Promote what you have done to reduce water use, embed water stewardship principles, develop a water-risk strategy, track your usage or collaborate with suppliers.
An award celebrating the most impressive project that demonstrates you are thinking differently about waste. So, if you’ve been busy working to send no waste to landfill we want to know about it.
Rewarding the very best sustainability leader within business: Somebody that has driven the sustainability strategy with skill and determination, shown true leadership and made great things happen.
This is for those operating in a non-sustainability role who have really contributed to the sustainability agenda. What better way to engage the whole business in your sustainability journey than to put a colleague forward as worthy winner of this category.